Large NIH-funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. More than four million stroke survivors experience difficulty walking. A new study of stroke survivors and physical therapy, the largest ever conducted in the United States, found 52 percent of patients had improved their ability to walk one year after stroke.
Koroshetz: The institution of intensive therapy at the six month time period actually caused a great deal of benefit in the patients.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Koroshetz: We’re always looking for more clever ways in which we can aid the brain in its recovery process.
Narrator: For more on stroke research and this study, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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